Dewoitine D.21

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D.21
Istanbul Balikcilari aircraft.jpg
Dewoitine D.21, Turkish AF
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Dewoitine
First flight 1925

The Dewoitine D.21 was 1920s French open-cockpit, fixed-undercarriage monoplane fighter aircraft.

Design and development[edit]

The prototype D.21 was a development of the D.12. The aircraft was license-built in Switzerland (by EKW), Czechoslovakia (by Skoda and known as the Skoda-Dewoitine D.1) and Argentina (by FMA). One Turkish D.21 was fitted with a modified wing and named Orhanelli.

Orhanelli; a Dewoitine D.21 fitted with a modified wing for record-breaking flights.

Variants[edit]

D.21
French Production version, license-built in Argentina and Turkey.
Skoda D.1
Licence manufacture of the Dewoitine D.21 in Czechoslovakia by Skoda;(26 built - included in D.9 total). Engine Škoda L was a licence of Hispanio Suiza HS-50. Armament only 2x Vickers 7,7 mm.

Operational history[edit]

Argentina bought seven D.21s, and built another 58 under their own licence. Turkey bought a number, and Czechoslovakia built 25 for their air force.[1]

Operators[edit]

 Argentina
 Czechoslovakia
 Paraguay
  Switzerland
 Turkey

Specifications (variant)[edit]

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: one
  • Capacity: one
  • Length: 7.64 m (25 ft .75 in)
  • Wingspan: 12.8 m (41 ft 0 in)
  • Height: 3 m (10 ft 10.75 in)
  • Wing area: 24.8 m2 (266.95 ft2)
  • Empty weight: 1,090 kg (2,403 lb)
  • Gross weight: 1,580 kg (3,483 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Hispano-Suiza 12Gb V-12 water-cooled piston engine, 373 kW (500 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 270 km/h (168 mph)
  • Range: 400 km (249 miles)
  • Service ceiling: 8991.6 m (29,500 ft)

Armament

See also[edit]

Related development
Related lists

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Donald 1997

Bibliography[edit]

  • Donald, David, ed. The Encyclopedia of World Aircraft. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Prospero Books, 1997. ISBN 1-85605-375-X.
  • Taylor, John W. R. and Jean Alexander. Combat Aircraft of the World. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1969. ISBN 0-71810-564-8.